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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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DEFORD, ESPN EXEC QUESTION ESPN ADVERTISING TECHNIQUES

ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Jim Cohen, speaking at a symposium on sports journalism at Tufts University on Friday, said that he is "appalled at the so-called television journalists at his networ

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During Saturday''s Penguins-Islanders game, about 250 Isles fans "demonstrated their fury during an organized protest rally" because they are "incensed that the Isles'' potential sale is being detaine

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REPORT HINTS AT A DEVELOPING RIFT BETWEEN SELIG/BEESTON

Network sources are "crooning -- big time -- about, what they call a growing rift" between MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and MLB COO Paul Beeston, according to Bob Raissman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. With F

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CAN YOU FEEL THE RIVALRY? MARK MCCORMACK RIPS SFX STRATEGY

IMG Chair Mark McCormack "lashed out at rival SFX Entertainment" during an interview last week "aimed at unveiling the future of his company," according to Liz Mullen of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Mc

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SHINY, HAPPY PEOPLE: STERN HAS SENSE THAT NBA IS JUST FINE

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THE DOT.COMS JUST KEEP COMING: NASCAR SC RACE SIGNS SPONSOR

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Nike CEO Phil Knight "is struggling to rebuild" Nike from "top to bottom," according to Louise Lee of BUSINESS WEEK, who examines Nike under the header: "Can Nike Still Do It?" Nike''s announcement la

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Raptors F Vince Carter''s performance during the NBA''s All-Star Weekend, including his spectacular showing during Saturday''s Slam Dunk contest, has "revived the Raptors, and given the NBA a chance t

Tags: And 1, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, NBC, NHL, Puma, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

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BRYDEN WANTS LOCAL BIZ TO HAVE A HEART ON VALENTINE'S DAY

Since Senators Chair Rod Bryden announced Friday that he was extending the team''s season-ticket campaign deadline to February 22, the club "has seen only minuscule amounts of new support," according

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